IALC Member Institution
Nevada System of Higher Education Reno, Nevada
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is the environmental research division of the Nevada System of Higher Education, conducting some 150 projects annually across the U.S. and internationally. DRI's administrative headquarters are located in Reno, Nevada.
Arid Lands Expertise at the Desert Research Institute
Since its establishment in 1959, DRI has grown to be one of the world's largest multidisciplinary environmental research organizations focusing on arid lands. Its research activities are directed from five research centers representing the geosphere (Quaternary Sciences Center), hydrosphere (Water Resources Center), biosphere (Biological Sciences Center), and atmosphere (Atmospheric Sciences Center and Energy and Environmental Engineering Center). Operating from these statewide facilities, multidisciplinary teams drawn from DRI's staff of nearly 400 address basic and applied research problems on a project-by-project basis.
Research areas at DRI include:
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